Bedford Medical Alert Review

Not wondering is wonderful!

The Bedford Medical Alert means that you do not have to wonder if your loved one is safe; you can know.  It is estimated that by 2030, nearly 8 million Canadians will be in their senior years.  As the population ages, more and more adult children are tasked with being caregivers for their parents.  

Caring for an aging relative can take a toll on individuals who also have their own lives to lead.  The Bedford Medical Alert can help alleviate some of the stress associated with caring for an aging relative by offering more independence to the senior.  As the caregiver, you can ensure that their needs are being met even when you are not at home.  The alert system provides peace of mind and allows for more independence.

Bedford is a family-owned company where technology is their business, but caring is their art.  For three generations, they have provided families with medical alert systems and a high standard of customer service.

Before choosing a device, the staff at Bedford Medical Alert offers an in-home assessment to help determine your needs.  They will assist in finding the solution that is best for your needs.

The Home Freedom Devices, Go Freedom Devices and Stay Safe Devices are all designed with your needs in mind.

Home Freedom Devices

Bedford wants to ensure that seniors feel safe inside their own homes.  This home protection means that you can connect with a Bedford Care responder by simply pressing a button.  If you need help and cannot get to the phone, this solution offers peace of mind for both seniors and their caregivers.

The Home Freedom Device can detect falls and contact an operator on your behalf.  This system is excellent for people who are:

  • At risk of falls
  • living with chronic conditions
  • living with limited mobility
  • experiencing visual impairment
  • recovering after discharge from hospital

The Home Freedom Pendant offers 24/7 security and can be worn in the bath or shower.  There is also a Home Freedom Mini, which is more discreet for those who do not want a help device to be visible to others.

Having the Home Free Fall Protection also offers protection.  The device can detect a fall and an operator will be contacted, even if you cannot press your help button.

Go Freedom Devices

The Go Freedom Devices offer even more mobility and security.  Many seniors want to live an active lifestyle and maintain their health; however, leaving home may seem daunting if you fear injury or getting lost.  The Go Freedom Devices will offer the seniors and their caregiver peace of mind while allowing the seniors to be more active outside of the home.  With built-in GPS and Boundary Monitoring Systems, your location can be detected, and your loved ones will know you are safe.

Go Freedom Devices offer protection for those who are:

  • at risk of falls
  • independent but want  more security
  • living with chronic conditions or
    mobility limitations
  • experiencing memory concerns
  • active within their community

This system does not require a telephone line, so it is perfect for those who only use cellular service.  Living an active lifestyle is essential for maintaining health, and using a Go Freedom Device means that help is available immediately if anything happens.

Stay Safe Devices

The Bedford Stay Safe will allow family members and caregivers to know their loved one’s location through the use of a smartphone.  The senior does not need a smartphone for this service to work.  The caregiver simply needs to text the word “TRACK” to a number provided, and they will receive a map with a location.  Up to five phones and email addresses can be used to receive texts and alerts.  Registered numbers and emails will be sent messages relating to battery level, and events such as falls and button push history.

The Stay Safe Device offers optimum coverage with the most options for seniors who need a higher level of care and protection.

Cost

You can’t put a price on security and peace of mind.  The Bedford Medical Alert Devices are operated for pennies a day.  It provides the peace of mind that your Medical Alert Device ensures your safety when you are alone in your home or out in the neighborhood.  Loved ones and caregivers are assured in knowing that you have access to help, even if they are at work or away on vacation.  With the push of a button, you will get the assistance you require.

For further information on pricing you can call the toll free number provided on their website (1-800-755-3055).

Which Device is for You?

All of the devices offered by Bedford Medical Alert can provide a sense of security.  The device that is right for you will depend on your independence level and your mobility level.  Fortunately, Bedford Medical offers a complimentary in-home consultation to explain the devices and help determine your needs.

With this consultation, you can clarify the differences between the devices and discuss the cost variation.  The professional consultant can make a recommendation based on your needs, and you can use that information to help you make a decision.